Hi Scott,

  In truth, I have cobol programs running on AS/400 and
  a package called Guidance running on the client side (desktop/Win).
  This package performs the translation of the screens got from
  its internal tn5250 emulator (connected to the AS/400 with TCP/IP)
  to a windows look, using Visual Basic components. The problem is
  that this package just works as a 3270 or 5250 terminal.

  I want to compile my cobol programs in my Linux box and use the Linux
  in place of AS/400 to serve screens to the clients running Guidance,
without any
  change in the client side structure.

  Can you get me the Mike Madore email or the "tn5250d" URL ?

Thanks a lot,
Paulo Garcia

----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Klement <klemscot@klements.com>
To: <LINUX5250@midrange.com>
Cc: <jdunin@DIRECAO.COM>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: TN5250 server for linux ...


>
> Since nobody has responded to this, I'll give it a shot:
>
>
> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Paulo Roberto Garcia wrote:
>
> > Hi there,
> >
> >   Is there any TN5250 server program that can do may linux box to
comunicate
> >   to an IBM 5250 terminal ?
>
>
> Most IBM 5250 terminals are Twinax.  Do you know of a twinaxial local
> workstation controller for the PC?  If not, how would you attach the 5250
> terminals?
>
> Or are you just trying to connect via ethernet?   If so, Mike Madore was
> working on a "tn5250d" for awhile, I don't know if he ever finished it.
>
>
> >   I have some cobol programs running on my AS/400
> >   an I'd like to run these same programs in my linux box. Can you help
me ?
> >   I hope so !!! :)))
> >
>
> Attaching 5250 terminals to your Linux box would not enable you to run
> your COBOL programs on it.   In order to run COBOL programs, you'd need a
> COBOL compiler...  then you'd have to copy the source over and recompile
> it.   You'd probably have to make numerous changes, since the architecture
> of the AS/400 and Linux machines are RADICALLY different.
>
> Once you got them running with a Linux COBOL compiler, of course, you
> would no longer need 5250 terminals... you'd simply use the standard
> terminal types for Linux.
>
>
> Perhaps a more appropriate option would be to look at an OS/400 emulator,
> or similar product?  I've never seen one for Linux -- but some exist for
> Windows NT.
>
>
>
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